Sunday April 19th 2015

Detox from benzopdiazepines

When and how does cognitive function improve after benzo detox? We explore a new study that combines data taken at six (6) months after acute withdrawal from benzodiazepines. More here.

Why does addiction recovery require spirituality?

Addiction can be viewed in terms of biology, psychology, sociology, culture and chemical conditions. But what about our spiritual natures? We explore here.

2 Long term effects of Ambien addiction (INFOGRAPHIC)

Is Ambien addictive? Yes, Ambien is highly addictive. More here on how Ambien works + the consequences of use. If you find it useful, please SHARE it with your friends!

1 How is Antabuse prescribed?

Antabuse is prescribed by a medical doctor. However, Antabuse is NOT for everyone. More here on the prescription and use of Antabuse for alcoholism

How long does Vivitrol stay in your system?

Vivitrol injections trigger an initial, transient peak about 2 hours after administration, which is followed by a second peak occurring approximately 2-3 days after injection. More on how Vivitrol metabolizes here.

Is Revia addictive?

NO. Revia is a non-addictive and safe medication that has zero abuse potential - it doesn't get you high. Read more about what Revia is made of and how it's used here.

Adverse effects of meth on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

How does meth affect the brain? A brief list of effects here! Check this infographic and give us your feedback in the comments section at the end.

Madonna's quotes on drug use and drinking (INFOGRAPHIC)

Madonna has said, "I don't take drugs; I never did," only to later confess, "I mean, I tried everything once". Read more quotes about drugs and psychoactive substances from the lips of Madonna here.

Why aren't people receiving medication assisted treatment? (and why access is so important)

Why push for medication assisted therapies in the treatment of heroin or opioid addiction? An in-depth Q&A here with Paul Samuels, the Director and President of the Legal Action Center on why and how people SHOULD be able to access medications for addiction treatment.

Is Antabuse addictive?

NO. Antabuse is not addictive. In fact, Antabuse is used for treating patients who suffer from chronic alcoholism. We review what Antabuse is made of and its other properties, here.

How long does Campral stay in your system?

Campral has an elimination half-life of anywhere from 20 up to 30 hours. How does Cmapral work in the body? And can it really help recovering alcoholics? We explore here.

Loved ones of addicts: 10 things you can relate to

Are you related to or in love with an addict? Perhaps you share some of these thoughts, desires, and wishes. A list of wishes from someone who has been there.

How to STOP enabling my drug addicted husband

A practical guide on how to stop enabling a drug addict. With a section at the end for your questions or comments.

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How long does Depade stay in your system?

The elimination half-life of naltrexone and the metabolite 6-ß-naltrexol ranges between 4 and 13 hours. However, Depade's duration of action will depend on your dosing schedule. More on the metabolism of Depade here.

REMS: Rethinking the Public Response to Drug Overdose Death

Educating prescribers about the risks of ER/LA pain medicines can have some impact on prevention of overdose deaths. Look at the statistics, approaches and what yet needs to be done to prevent drug overdose fatalities, here.

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